2 edition of Charles V in context found in the catalog.
Charles V in context
|Statement||Marc Boone and Marysa Demoor (eds)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||334 p. :|
|Number of Pages||334|
He also made a lot of enemies, both within a very extended family, and outside the family - for example among Castilian tax payers. Yet his sober, rational, and pragmatic thinking again mark him as a man of his age. In the early s, Henry was a staunch opponent of Lutheranism as well as an opponent of French encroachments on Papal lands in Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed this detailed yet readable book. In addition to examining the complexity of governing this empire, the elusive nature of the man, his relentless travel, and his control of his own image have made him a compelling subject.
Charles, egged on by the Duke of Buckingham, embarked on a number of financially draining foreign ventures. The break-up of the Catholic Church's vast landholdings had the effect of strengthening the landed aristocracy and binding up its fortunes more closely with the fate of the national government. If you want to get to know the man, and in particular the father, this is the book Let me start by saying what this book isn't. Charles also alienated influential merchants in the City of London.
Charles was also lucky. The sixteenth century which started as a century of promise and renewal was to witness bloodshed, destruction of old certainties and religious intolerance but it was also a period of intense renewal in the field of science, philosophy and religion. Through negotiations by his prince, Frederick IIILuther had been given a letter of safe conduct to and from the hearing. He had to surrender several territories to Charles, but would not pay his own ransom. Its significance, however, like the research that supports it, is global. In Parker, he has one.
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But this is obviously well-researched and written by a highly credible author, so it's definitely worth your time if you're interested in Charles' life. Ferdinand's rule of the Austrian lands in the name of the Emperor was confirmed with the secret Habsburg compact of Brusselsaccording to which Charles also agreed to favor the election of Ferdinand as King of the Romans in Germany which took place in More than that, it is precisely this individual claim to power that forms the core of his personality and explains his aims and actions.
The news that the Pope had made more alliances with Francis soon reached Charles, and the war began again in earnest, with the papacy, Florence, Venice, and the Duke of Milan joining with Francis in the League of Cognac in May Parker draws on sources written in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish to create a masterful and groundbreaking new portrait of an extraordinary leader.
The text on the left was on the reverse side. If you want to get to know the man, and in particular the father, this is the book for you. Leo and Francis were both concerned that Charles, already King of Spain and Naples, an Austrian Duke, and overlord of the Netherlands, would truly monopolise political power on the European stage if he was elected.
I cannot remember reading anything that offered so much depth of perspective on both the emperor as a ruler and the age as a whole, the work of Karl Brandi included. While Charles and his habsburg jaw were largely successful, he was also largely negligent when it came to the concerns Geoffrey Parker is quickly growing into one of my favorite authors.
The Spanish possessions in the New World were, of course, in an uninterrupted state of expansion throughout his entire reign, marked by, among other ventures, the conquest of Mexico and the conquest of Peru. A monumental achievement. Charles V, Holy Roman emperor.
Museo del Prado, Madrid. How do you manage over great distances, when you will not learn of political and military events overseas until weeks or months later?
Those actions were nevertheless followed by a rapid and complete rapprochement between the pacified people and their sovereign; in fact, it was during that second and protracted sojourn in Spain —29 that Charles became a Spaniard, with Castilian grandees replacing the Burgundians.
Until the couple were formally married, there was the possibility that their betrothal could have been broken off, and this must have been a great worry for Clement. Offices were also sold.
Beyond family, how do you pick advisors and other minions? In Charles, attempting to bring about a reformation within the Roman Catholic Church through the convocation of a universal council, also tried to find a modus vivendi with the Protestants.
Also, though Parliament's significance was overshadowed at the time by Henry's domineering personality, the break with Rome was crucial for the establishment of England's constitutional monarchy.
This biography draws on many such unscripted but revealing episodes. Geoffrey Parker. The whole of Europe was experiencing an economic slump. Fast paced, detailed, engaging and never ever dull.
Well written. Geoffrey Parker does an excellent job of highlighting the many competing problems Charles faced and the extent to which his successes and failures were due to his own actions or inactions or the inherent difficulties of ruling such a large empire.
The final decree issued by the Diet accordingly confirmed, in somewhat expanded form, the resolutions embodied in the Edict of Worms of This went directly against the wishes of Clement, and the only hope he had of restoring his nephews to Florence was to appeal to Charles.
Ignatius of Loyola had this to say: The emperor gave a rare example to his successors…in so doing, he proved himself to be a true Christian prince…may the Lord in all His goodness now grant the emperor freedom.This book examines all three dimensions of European warfare, based on the campaigns of Emperor Charles V ().
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The life of Emperor Charles V (–), ruler of Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and much of Italy and Central and South America, has long intrigued biographers.
But the elusive nature of the man (despite an abundance of documentation), his relentless travel and the control of his own image, together with the complexity of governing the world’s first transatlantic empire, complicate the task.4/4(18).
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